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LL Cool J


L.L. Cool J was born James Todd Smith on January 14, 1968, in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, to Ondrea (Griffith) and James Smith. Todd, as he was called, did not have a very happy childhood. At the age of four, he saw his mother and grandfather shot by his own father. After they recovered from their injuries, his mother began to date a young ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 Grudge Match
Frankie Brite
 2012 Take It (Short)
James Todd Smith
 2005 Slow Burn
Luther Pinks (as James Todd Smith)
 2005 Edison
Deed
 2004 Mindhunters
Gabe Jensen (as James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J)
 2003 S.W.A.T.
Deacon 'Deke' Kay (as James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J)
 2003 Deliver Us from Eva
Raymond 'Ray' Adams (as James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J)
 2001 Kingdom Come
Ray Bud Slocumb
 1998 Woo
Darryl
 1998 Caught Up
Roger
 1995 Out-of-Sync
Jason St. Julian
 1992 Toys
Captain Patrick Zevo
 1991 The Hard Way
Detective Billy, NYPD
 1986 Wildcats
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Other Works:

Album, "Radio," Def Jam/Columbia/CBS Records CK 40239, 1985. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 7 Interviews | 8 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J | L.L. Cool J | James Todd Smith

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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I think when you move past your fear and you go after your dreams wholeheartedly, you become free. Know what I'm saying? Move past the fear. See more »

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Ranked #5 on VH1's 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists. See more »

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Always wears a hat when off-camera

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Star Sign:

Capricorn

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